The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

Everyday I wake to read articles from, WaPo, NYT, People's World, Anti-Media, and more. I get my news from as many sources as possible. Notice I don't mention television. In other words, I read a lot and as widely as possible. And every day, I get frustrated, angry, terrified, and every other emotion with… Continue reading The Pen is Mightier than the Sword


Friday Musings #4

"I don't need college, I've got YouTube," said a friend's daughter recently. I laughed, half agreeing and half reminiscing. Wtih Carnegie Mellon's recent announcement of its AI degree program, the first in the United States and the world of online learning (MOOC or Massive Open Online Courses) offerings, I got to thinking.  As a lifelong… Continue reading Friday Musings #4

Ready, Set, Action! April Spotlight

I love writing about writing. But, I thought as the snows melt and the green grass returns, I'd switch things up a bit. If you've gone to the main page of my website, you may have noticed that my focus is on a few wide and varied industries. One of those industries has given me… Continue reading Ready, Set, Action! April Spotlight

Thoughts on April Fool’s Easter

On Saturday, a photo of three trees crossed Framed a yellow moon, full and round Our once in a blue moon Today, Sunday, the skies are grey, the blue trying to get through Rain, tears from heaven Far from the Madding Crowd, I imagine quiet broken By cries of "He is risen!" It is Easter… Continue reading Thoughts on April Fool’s Easter

It is OK to Take a Day for Yourself

Don't feel guilty about taking a day off for yourself. Once recharged, it may offer you energy, alertness, and inspiration for whatever is next on your list to do.

A Tale of Two Outlines

"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities How easy authors make it seem. Write what you know, they say. Write from your heart. Not too much about how to get what's in your head onto paper, or in this century, the screen. Maybe… Continue reading A Tale of Two Outlines

Friday Morning Musings #2

Click like. Click share. Click comment. And the greatest of these is "like". If I had a penny for every "like" clicked on every photo, every article, every comment posted, I would be...not a millionaire. But, accumulated over the years? Maybe a long weekend trip somewhere. But, the treasure? The treasure is in the comments.… Continue reading Friday Morning Musings #2

The Illusion of or the Finding of Work/Life Balance When Working From Home

Working from home. Remote worker. Freelancer. It sound so...freeing...doesn't it? Wake up when you want. Work in your PJs. No commute. Blah, blah, blah. Blech! Seriously, though. It's a pain in the rear, but I do it because I love it. Three years of building and I'm just now starting to get a solid footing.… Continue reading The Illusion of or the Finding of Work/Life Balance When Working From Home

A Thank You to All My Influences

January and February posts came in like lions while my March posts get brushed to the wayside as I choose other projects. The projects that pay the pay the bills. And when I get to the point of where something I love is something I do to pay the bills, then it's time to reassess,… Continue reading A Thank You to All My Influences

Friday Morning Musings #1

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler,… Continue reading Friday Morning Musings #1